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House Alpaca Cody Shows Small Is Special Too

by Kimberly A. Cook                        (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

From bunnies to alpacas, how can you lose? Came across this darling story about Cody the Colorado house alpaca and wanted to share it. She even has a book out.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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Time For Cat Tricks?

by Kimberly A. Cook                          (Twitter@  Warrior Tales)

Behind schedule. Again. The sun came out Tuesday and I threw caution to the wind. And stayed away from the computer the rest of the week. But now I am back to share a very late almost still Quirky Friday post.

I love these two cats, but I don’t really think you can shame cats; they’re too cool for that. Plus they know they’re better than us. Really. We scoop their poop. Nuf said!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Time To Hit The Pool!

by Kimberly A. Cook            (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Snow in the East, sun in the West for today only, it must be time for a swim! For the baby penguin chicks at the Oregon Zoo, not us for Pete’s sake!

Look at these pros jump in for their first swim in the big penguin pool. Such athletes. Cute, cuddly and dressed to the nines. Can summer be far behind?

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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Football, Felines, Food And Fufu!

by Kimberly A. Cook                    (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Break out the dip, chips and snacks, its the great football weekend of Kitten Bowl IV! I know you’ve all been looking forward to it, but we’re concerned about field conditions given the weather. Seems the ground keeper plow puppies have it under control. Snow removal is on target.

There is also that other game between the Falcons and Patriots, but Kitten Bowl IV comes on first on the Hallmark Channel and repeats all day. Go cathletes!

Have a great SAFE weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

P.S. So happy to know Fufu the predicting hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo overturned Groundhog Phil’s forecast yesterday. Early Spring here we come. Girl hedgehog power! FuFu rocks!

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Can Warm Memories Fight Snowmares?

by Kimberly A. Cook                  (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Mother Nature is cranky. We just got a Special Weather Statement predicting another snowstorm and possible freezing rain. Weather Service says small accumulation, tv stations say two to four inches; last time they both predicted that we got a foot of snow followed by ice. Sigh.

I’m sure the ice cream and chip rush is on at the grocery stores, especially with Super Bowl this weekend. Snacks rule! Since December when this weird weather started, I’ve cleaned out my bathroom cabinets and drawers, my pantry, three stacks of old newspapers and started my taxes. At this rate my house will be spotless by May, a rare occurrence.

So to perk us all up, I’ve decided to recycle some of my favorite photos. I need to remind myself there is a warm season when my toes can run naked in sandals, I don’t have to wear four layers of clothes and there are actual rose blooms in my backyard. Note to self, must get busy on more Fairy Rock Garden building plans….

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My favorite place on the planet, my lawn swing. Nap heaven.

 

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The Double Delight. A favorite rose in my back yard.

 

 

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Chipmunk hijinks! This Batman and Robin pair in Eastern Oregon gave me a run for my money to catch their pic.

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Let’s not forget the berry bounty! Before baking it looks fabulous. After, not so much. More practice needed.

 

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And a sunny summer day at Depoe Bay, Oregon. Break out the flip flops!

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Time For Sea Otter Chefs?

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

I read somewhere the average family rotates the same ten recipes for meals. That seems about eight more than I use on a regular basis. To increase my skills I’ve been watching a Mediterranean Cooking course. This class is taught by a Chef Instructor so I am way out of my league. Thought it would mostly involve cutting vegetables.

When I saw these rescued sea otters at the Oregon Zoo showing how to whip up a seafood buffet, I felt much more at home. Think I may use their shellfish opening techniques on the stuck lid on the spaghetti sauce jar. Get me a big rock! Or as we called them in the Army, a BFR.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Kindess One Horse At A Time

by Kimberly A. Cook                      (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Today I learned something about Oregon I never knew; we have an amazing horse sanctuary in our state. I wanted to find a video on YouTube about our wild horses. The feeling to run free has set in something fierce with the past two months of crazy weather leading to a case of Stockholm snow syndrome.

Instead my YouTube travels came across this beautiful place. I am in love with the Duchess Sanctuary and its mission. Check out their story and pass it along.

For women considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with menopause, read about the Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU) industry and what is done to female horses to make those drugs. Just say no to HRT – it hurts horses

New motto: FIash to save horses. My hot flashes never felt so good. Have a Happy Quirky Friday and hug a horse today!

Here is the website: http://www.fundforanimals.org/duchess-sanctuary/

 

 

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